There is Room for Your Gift
Just because it seems as if everyone is doing that thing you want to do doesn't mean you shouldn't do it. When podcasting was first laid on my heart, I was overwhelmed by the number of people I admired, doing it, and doing it BIG. My initial gut feeling said, where do I fit? These folks have been out here for a while, and they've built a following. Why would anyone want to hear what I have to say?
Then it hit me, well, my support group of loved ones hit me. Why wouldn't someone want or need to hear what you have to say? So there I was, off to research, study and train. I signed up for all the free courses my limited free-time could handle. I started following more podcasters and listening to various formats for a better understanding of production. I wrote plans, signed up for various podcasting tool sites and services, and, most of all, prayed.
A year and a half later, I still wasn't ready, but I set a date and leaped. I'm not sure you're ever prepared to delve into the unknown, especially when it's exposing yourself and your life to the masses. Even if it's not podcasting or blogging, maybe it's a business or service. There is still a level of exposure that opens the door to others. Whether they're criticizing your food, products, services or videos, you have to be bold enough to put it out there among everyone else out there and trust that there's room for your gift. You may not be everyone's cup of tea. Heck, you might not be everyone's cup; forget the tea. Just remember, God, placed a seed in your spirit and gave you a gift to share. Whether it's for one million or ten, use every drop of your purpose. When you take your final rest, you won't have any regrets about what you should have done. If you were looking for confirmation, I pray this blog is for you. Come on out here. There is room for your gift, too.